Halton Region's Small Business Centre's networking event supports and celebrates women entrepreneurs

Halton Region's Small Business Centre's networking event supports and celebrates women entrepreneurs

Release Date: Feb 24, 2016

On Wednesday March 9, 2016, the Halton Region Small Business Centre, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, will host their annual business networking event for women entrepreneurs and small business owners. The theme for this year’s event, Connect, Teach, Inspire, will offer a chance for local women entrepreneurs to connect with their peers, learn from each other and provide support and inspiration through shared experiences and stories of success. The event also celebrates International Women’s Day.

“International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political, economic and cultural achievements of women around the globe,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Halton is committed to helping local entrepreneurs succeed through events like Connect, Teach, Inspire that celebrate achievement and provide networking opportunities to ensure that our economy continues to thrive now and in the future.”

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to an inspiring keynote talk by Carolyne Rashford, Professional Speaker, Trainer and Coach. An interactive workshop: Invisible to Invincible – presented by Suzanne Longstreet, Business Clarity Coach, will also be a key component of the event. Attendees will also hear from two “local spotlight” success stories and have a chance to network with other entrepreneurs.

The Women’s Day event will take place at the OE Banquet Hall & Conference Centre, 2245 Speers Road, Oakville from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Breakfast is included and registration is $35.

To register or get more information, please visit halton.ca/businesswomen or dial 311. For more information on programs and services offered by the Halton Region Small Business Centre, visit halton.ca/smallbusiness.

Halton Region’s Small Business Centre supports local entrepreneurs and small business owners start, run or grow their business. Throughout the year, the Centre offers free consultations, educational sessions, resources, tools, networking opportunities, and more.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, dial 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.


Media Contact:
Kim Ramsahoye
Acting Communications Specialist
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 3304